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Roy calls for intimidating Portman Road

PUBLISHED: 16:51 11 June 2009 | UPDATED: 10:05 06 July 2010

ROY Keane has called on players and supporters to make Portman Road more intimidating this coming season.

After just eight wins at home last season, compared with an excellent record the year before, the Blues boss has urged everyone to make it harder for visitors, without it being nasty.

ROY Keane has called on players and supporters to make Portman Road more intimidating this coming season.

After just eight wins at home last season, compared with an excellent record the year before, the Blues boss has urged everyone to make it harder for visitors, without it being nasty.

Keane said: “People talk about Ipswich being a nice place to play for visiting teams so it would be good if we can make it a bit more intimidating.

“The supporters can play a big part in that but it comes down to the players as well.

“We need to win football matches and turn Portman Road into a fortress.

“Teams can still look forward to coming here. We can have that in a nice way but we can still win games here.

It is about getting the balance right.

“I can't and won't forget the traditions of the club and the way players have been brought up here to play football. I was brought up the same way.”

Keane got his grounding under Brian Clough at Nottingham Forest and then at Manchester United.

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